Yellow Ribbon Program

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  1. ThisWe'llDefend

    ThisWe'llDefend New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm a little confused on the specifics of the Yellow Ribbon Program. I am an AROTC scholarship cadet and was curious on the obligation aspects. It is my understanding that soldiers must qualify for the Post 9/11 at the 100% level to be eligible. That means 36 months of AD. So with that being said my obligation at this point is 4 years active with the balance in IRR/NG/USARs just for ROTC Scholarship. To fully qualify for the Yellow Ribbon Program do I have to serve 4 years active then finish in the reserve components then go active again or can I do active for 4 years to fulfill my ROTC obligation then tack on another 3 years right after with 1 year left to be served in the reserves? Might be a little confusing to understand sorry I'm having trouble sorting this out in my head :bang:
     
  2. bman

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    Not sure about the army, but with navy it is five years active duty to pay back the scholarship and then an additional three years active duty to earn GI Bill benefits for a total of eight years active duty.
     
  3. Ghaz

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    In order to get the full GI Bill benefit (and with it the Yellow Ribbon Program) you must complete your service obligation (4 years in your case) then 3 years after that. This would be a total of 7 years in your case.
     
  4. ThisWe'llDefend

    ThisWe'llDefend New Member

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    Thanks Ghaz. That's what I initially thought it was I just wanted some clarification.
     

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